Saint Isaac Jogues
 
1607 - 1646
 
Feast Day - October 19

Saint Isaac Jogues, a Jesuit priest and missionary from France, was tortured and held captive while evangelizing to native populations in North America along what is now the border between Quebec and New York.  He managed to escape his captors and was named a "living martyr" upon his return to France, where Pope Unban VII gave him special permission to say Mass despite the fact that his hands had been mutilated while he was enslaved.  Saint Isaac Jogues returned to New York to continue evangelizing to native peoples and was martyred in 1646.

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